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Dr. Johnson-Leslie, Steve Leslie, to sign books Sept. 9
Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie,
Teacher Education, and H. Steve
Leslie, Interactive Teaching and Technology Center, have recently published a children’s book, "ABC’s
of Surviving School Violence."
They will be signing copies of the book at ASU's Cooper Alumni
Center on Thursday,
Sept. 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The goal of “ABC’s of Surviving School Violence" is to educate and
inform parents, children, teachers, administrators, and the public at
large about school violence by emphasizing practical, common-sense
strategies that could save lives.
The authors will be reading from the book as well as
signing copies which will be available for purchase at a special
discounted price of $12 by those who attend. Co-sponsoring the event
are Liberty Bank of Arkansas and ASU's College of Communications.
Refreshments will be served. For details, contact
at ext. 3947,
H. Steve Leslie at
ext. 2307, visit the book's website,
ABC's of Surviving
School Violence, or see the
Dr. McGregor, Dr. Maness,
present poster at meeting
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, chair, Psychology and Counseling,
and Dr. Don C.
Teacher Education, dean, College of Education, presented
a poster, "Incivility in higher education: A matter of perception,"
at the 113th annual meeting of the American Psychological
Association. The meeting was held in San Diego, Ca., in August. The
paper was based on research conducted among faculty members in
four-year public and private colleges and universities in Arkansas.
Dr. McGregor also served as the discussant on the symposium
"Psychology, psychology students, and scientific
literacy---Implications for teaching." During the conference, Dr.
McGregor completed a three-year term as the program chairperson for
Division 2: Teaching of Psychology. As program chairperson, she was
responsible for the development of the entire Division 2 program
that appeared at the conference.
Dr. Hartwig conducts on-site
inspection for honor society
Dr. Charles Hartwig, Political Science, conducted an on-site
inspection visit to Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) in St.
Louis in July, as part of the approval process for HSSU’s
application for a chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor
society in social sciences. Dr. Hartwig, who is the chancellor of the
South/Southwest Region of Pi Gamma Mu,
met with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and the president
of the urban university, in addition to touring the school, which
has seen rapid growth during the past decade. The mission of Pi
Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social
sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.
ASU Museum presents video, 'A Pearl's
The ASU Museum recently
added a short movie, "A
Pearl's Journey," to its website.
The video was produced by the Advanced Video Production class,
Radio/Television department, College of Communications. Based on a
true story unearthed during Lenore Shoults’ dissertation research
about Arkansas’s shell and pearl industries, the video tells the
story of a large pearl of “dazzling beauty” discovered in 1902 and
the men vying to purchase the gem. The film features R/TV students
and faculty and one Journalism faculty member. The cast includes
John Steele as Conner; Alex Brown, instructor, R/TV, as W. O.
Bird; Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, as McCaleb; Jake
Pendergist and Chris Shotwell as pearl buyers; Tracy Wineland as
guard; and Aaron Reddick supplying the voiceover narrative.
Lenore Shoults, assistant director, ASU Museum, served as the
film's executive producer, while Alex Brown was the film's faculty
supervisor. The crew included R/TV students Aaron Reddick, Eva
Shotwell, John Steele, and John Roberts. Zibluk plays McCaleb, the
“bronzed knight of the river,” who found the pearl and held out for
the enormous sum--at that time--of $1,000 as the pearl's price.
Brown played the part of W. O. Bird, the Black Rock
financed the purchase of the pearl. Brown also guided the creative
efforts of the video production class in recreating the scene,
securing talent, gathering props, and shooting and editing the
video. "A Pearl's Journey" was based on Glynda Stewart's article which appeared in the Lawrence County
Historical Quarterly, 1978, and Jennie McKenney's article written in
1989 for the Lawrence County Historical Society. View the movie at a
kiosk located in the ASU Museum, see the
online at the museum's webpage, or view it on
For details, contact Lenore
Shoults at ext. 2074.
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